For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom or the iPhone 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5 comes with a LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm dimensions and weighs 208 grams. The iPhone 5 comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor and Pega-Dual +XMM6262 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The iPhone 5 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core swift processor and Apple A6 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 1.5 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7. The device has 1 GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom sports a 16 MP primary camera with 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and Xenon flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.9 MP. The iPhone 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 13 hours on 3G or music play of about 46 hours. The iPhone 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G or music play of about 40 hours.
Price in Australia
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is priced at around AU $439.95. The iPhone 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $839.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $879.95 in Australia.